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IMPROVISATION

From beginners to more advanced players, tips, exercises, and deeper thoughts on the art of jazz improvisation.

IMPROVISATION

From beginners to more advanced players, tips, exercises, and deeper thoughts on the art of jazz improvisation.
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PSYCHOLOGY

Playing jazz well is more than just producing notes on your instrument. It's more about your state of mind that anything else.

PSYCHOLOGY

Playing jazz well is more than just producing notes on your instrument. It's more about your state of mind that anything else.
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JAZZ MASTERS

Discover what some of the greatest jazz masters have to share about their life and music.

JAZZ MASTERS

Discover what some of the greatest jazz masters have to share about their life and music.
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BOOKS

Explore books from me, jazz masters, and authors on a variety of important topics helping you become a better musician and person.

BOOKS

Explore books from me, jazz masters, and authors on a variety of important topics helping you become a better musician and person.
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PRACTICING

To get good at playing your instrument, you must practice. Here's how to get the most from it.

PRACTICING

To get good at playing your instrument, you must practice. Here's how to get the most from it.
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JAZZ EDUCATION

For beginners to more advanced tips, exercises, and deeper thoughts on the art of jazz improvisation.

JAZZ EDUCATION

For beginners to more advanced tips, exercises, and deeper thoughts on the art of jazz improvisation.
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About a metronome

I originally meant to write this as a reply to a comment Richie Beirach wrote on my blog. But as I started writing, I realized that this could be the springboard for something much more important.

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About the movie Whiplash and jazz education

A couple weeks ago I sent Richie Beirach a YouTube clip from the movie Whiplash as a bit of levity. It was the scene where the teacher in the film Fletcher berates that poor trombone player for being out of tune. Spoiler alert:

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